August 9, 2010

The Cove

Last night Shannon and I rented arguably the most disturbing movie we've seen in a long time, perhaps ever. "The Cove" is a documentary focused on the horrifying truth behind the dolphin trade i.e. what really happens to the dolphins that end up in aquariums, and more terrifying what actually happens to those that aren't selected. Set mainly in Taiji, Japan, an incredibly courageous team of environmentalists and film makers pulled off the most amazing expose we've ever seen. And the footage they capture is beyond comprehension.

A must rent for anyone concerned about the environment, animal rights, or just humanity in general. Here's the synopsis:

Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary of 2009, THE COVE follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired audiences worldwide to action.

THE COVE is directed by Louie Psihoyos and produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen and Fisher Stevens. The film is written by Mark Monroe. The executive producer is Jim Clark and the co-producer is Olivia Ahnemann.

The full website is here:

Posted by Stephen at 12:15 PM

March 31, 2009

Plant a Row

Just came across a great article in the Leesburg Today about the local chapter of the Plant-a-Row organization. In a nutshell it coordinates farmers to donate produce to help feed those less fortunate. We signed up right away and hope to contribute throughout the summer and fall from now on. Remember now matter how crappy things have gotten lately with the economy there are always those way worse off!

Leesburg Today Article

Organization Web Site

Loudoun County Plant a Row

Posted by Stephen at 7:30 AM

February 18, 2009

Greener Loudoun Blog

Came across this great blog focused on green issues in Loudoun and abroad. Check it out:

Also recently came across this site:

Posted by Stephen at 9:38 AM